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May

14
Rays ace Blake Snell says he refuses to play for reduced MLB salary

Tampa Bay Rays star Blake Snell alleged he would not be playing this season for a reduced salary, particularly because the risk of getting coronavirus “is not worth it.” Snell protested Major League Baseball’s 50-50 revenue split with players for a season shortened by coronavirus in a video posted on social media on Wednesday. “You all have to understand, man, that I’m leaving – that I’m going to drop a salary, that’s not the case, because the risk goes through the roof,” said Snell when answering questions on his Twitch channel. “It’s a shorter season, less pay. “No, I must […]

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May

13
Online Roulette strategies

The roulette is a favorite pick of many gamblers in both land-based and online casinos. The spinning wheel is breathtaking, the anxiety is escalating, and the wins are dizzying…but rare. Unfortunately, this game is notorious for some of the worst odds in the gaming world, and its fandom rarely makes you rich – more often broken. Dedicated fans and experts have established secret strategies to play roulette to maximize their wins (or at least to minimize their losses and not to spoil the gaming fun). Roulette can be somewhat tough to get your mind wrapped around it, so we have listed […]

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May

12
Arrieta has two live ones at Fonner

Jockey Francisco Arrieta has been on a riding roll for a year now and on Tuesday makes a rare appearance at Fonner Park in Grand Island, Neb. Arrieta’s mounts on the card include Captain John in the second race, a conditioned allowance for 3-year-olds and up at a mile, and Mallory’s Bandit in the eighth, an optional $10,000 claiming sprint that carries nonwinners of four races lifetime conditions. Arrieta obtained the Canterbury Park title in 2019 in Minnesota and then made his way to New Mexico. He first captured the Zia Park title, then was leading the standings at Sunland […]

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May

11
MLB shortens 2020 draft from 40 to 5 rounds

Major League Baseball will cut its 2020 draft to five rounds, as owners looking to save costs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic pushed for fewer rounds over the objection of front-office officials, sources told ESPN. The plan, which has been relayed to scouting directors, will let teams to sign an unlimited number of undrafted players for $20,000. The draft is expected to start June 10. An agreement between MLB and the MLB Players Association in March allowed the league to reduce the draft from its typical 40 rounds to as few as five. The agreement allows teams to delay signing […]

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May

08
Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni eager to coach if season resumes

Houston Rockets head coach Mike D’Antoni turns 69 on Friday, but ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reported D’Antoni “would have no reservations about being on the sideline if the NBA season resumes.” Baxter Holmes of ESPN spoke to a pair of NBA general managers who expressed reservations about having older coaches and personnel work during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Based on all the information that we have today, probably people over 60 with preexisting conditions can’t go, for sure, no matter what their titles are,” one GM had stated. “Whether it’s a father of the star player or whether it’s the general manager […]

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May

07
Cowboys reach deal with OL Cameron Erving

Veteran offensive guard Cameron Erving agreed to a contract with the Dallas Cowboys, the team reported Wednesday.  Erving’s deal is for one year, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Michael Gehlken. Erving, a first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2015, has started 42 of 69 games in his career, including eight last season at left tackle with Kansas City. He was traded to the Chiefs in 2017. Against the Cowboys in 2016 while with the Browns, Erving was ejected after three plays after he got into a fight with defensive end David Irving. He made 13 appearances for Kansas […]

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May

06
Gambling superstitions

Gamblers are superstitious; there is no way to evade it. The very nature of being lucky is an inherent quality of players when they win and when they lose they always blame negative outcomes on some external force. The short term variances seen by players in their truncated playing stints sometimes backup their claims, but in the long run a college freshman statistic student would tell you with complete confidence that over the long term these “superstitions” have no bearing on the outcome. The Egyptian themed games like CLEOPATRA by IGT have a space on their reels occupied by a […]

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May

05
Rays’ Blake Snell wins inaugural MLB The Show Players League

The ‘MLB The Show’ Players League ended Sunday with Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell claiming the championship. Snell swept Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito in three games to win the inaugural title, capping off an impressive postseason run. Over the three-round playoff Snell went 7-1 with a 30-13 run differential.   With the MLB season delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the league-hosted a video-game tournament that kept baseball-hungry fans entertained. The tournament saw representatives from all 30 teams compete versus one another in a 29-game virtual season. Fans watched the players’ three-inning games through streaming platforms in addition […]

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May

04
Diodoro caps 52-win Oaklawn meet

Earlier in the Oaklawn Park meet, Robertino Diodoro had become just the fourth trainer in the track’s history to rack up 50 victories there in a single season. The Diodoro barn put an exclamation point on the season during closing Saturday with win No. 52 when Dunph, long ago a stakes winner, struck as a 57.8-1 winner in allowance optional claiming company. In a post-Jason Servis/Jorge Navarro racing world, however, winning at a 22% clip with a longshot first off the claim brings with it a certain level of mistrust. Reflecting on his Oaklawn training title Sunday, Diodoro staked his […]

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May

01
Little League World Series canceled for the first time

The ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced the cancellation of the 2020 Little League World Series. On Thursday, Little League International informed this summer’s 75th annual Little League World Series, as well as all regional events, will not be played as planned. It is the first time in the organization’s history the Little League World Series, which is held annually in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, has been canceled. “This is a heartbreaking decision for everyone at Little League International, but more so for those millions of Little Leaguers who have dreamt of one day playing in one of our seven World […]

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